Lunch & Learn Series

UPCOMING

JUNE 26th at 12:00pm (MT)

Set Up For Success: Arena Design to Facilitate Pediatric Outcome

Presenters: Meredith Flowers, PhD, DPT, PCS & Beth Stamp, PT, DPT, PCS

There are currently very limited available resources for physical therapists to reference when designing arena environments to facilitate necessary components of physical therapy care, particularly outcome measurement. The information presented in this presentation will be useful for both new and experienced practitioners to expand their knowledge and use of physical therapy outcome measures by providing ideas on ways to adapt arena environments to facilitate fast and frequent outcome measure use.

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JULY 15th at 12:00pm (MT)

OT HIPPOTHERAPY ONLINE VOLUNTEER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Presenters: Remeshwar Narain, OTD, OTR/L

The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 4th edition (OTPF) (AOTA, 2020), lists volunteer exploration and volunteer participation as relevant occupations that could have specific meaning and value to an individual. This suggests that online volunteer educational programs, such as the one described in this article, can improve volunteers’ understanding of OT hippotherapy and the clients they serve. Ultimately, this can increase volunteer participation and hippotherapy team interactions throughout treatment sessions secondary to increased knowledge and understanding of OT and OT hippotherapy services after participating in this program.

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 Previous Lunch & Learn Webinars 

 

Evaluating the Effect of Equine Conformation on Core Muscle Activation for Use in Hippotherapy

 

Presenter: Vanessa Royal

 

Horses vary in their movement based on their confirmation and there is a lack of research into how the physical attributes of the horse affect muscle activation of riders. The purpose of this research is to evaluate how horses with different conformations influence the activation of core musculature, and to understand the most important factors that therapeutic riding centers and PTs consider when choosing horses to use in treatments. 

 

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ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN COORDINATION WITH HIPPOTHERAPY 

Presenter: Michelle Winer PT, MSPT, HPCS

Electrical stimulation is an underutilized modality in pediatrics and outpatient clinical settings. There are a number of barriers to use of electrical stimulation as well as a number of facilitators that can increase use. Research on functional electrical stimulation (FES) in CP shows that it can affect spasticity, strength, gait, posture, balance and upper extremity use. Use of FES can be a modality that works well with and complements the use of hippotherapy in clinical practice.

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 International Lunch & Learn: "Perspectives on Hippotherapy" for German Speakers

PresenterRuth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS, AHA, Inc. Faculty

 Moderator: Esther Nofziger, OT, HPCS

Please join us for a webinar discussing a medical model of incorporating hippotherapy into physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy services. In the United States, hippotherapy is regarded as a standard therapy practice tool for pediatric and adult populations with disabilities. The content is intended to promote understanding of how medical quality equine movement can be incorporated as a treatment tool into standard therapy services. Content will be presented in English with concurrent German translation.

 "Einblicke in die Hippotherapie" Fuer deutschsprachige Therapeuten

 Der Amerikanische Verband für Hippotherapie läd herzlich zu diesem Webinar ein, in welchem wir unser medizinisches Modell vorstellen möchten. Nach diesem können Physiotherapeuten, Ergotherapeuten und Logopäden die Hippotherapie in ihrer Behandlung nutzen. In den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ist die Hippotherapie als eine Standartbehandlungsmethode für paediatrische und erwachsene Patienten mit Behinderungen anerkannt. Im Rahmen dieses Webinars möchten wir aufzeigen wie die Bewegung des Pferdes auf medizinischem Standart in die Behandlung eingebunden werden kann. Die Praesentation findet in Englisch statt und wird simultan ins Deutsche übersetzt.

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 Lunch & Learn Series: "Behavioral Indicators of Stress During Services"

 Presenter: Sarah Matlock, M.S., PHD CANDIDATE and AHA, Inc. Board Member at Large.

Join one of our amazing Board Members, Sarah Matlock, M.S., PHD CANDIDATE as she discusses equine behavioral stress indicators during services- what they are and what they might mean. This is a 45 minute presentation with 15 minutes of Q&A.

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 Lunch & Learn Series: "Beyond Therapy"

PresenterJoann Benjamin, PT, HPCS, Lisa Harris PT, HPCS and Lesley Lautenschlager OT, HPCS

As therapists who incorporate horses into practice we all have (at least) 2 skill sets – discipline specific practice and horse expertise.   At our next Lunch and Learn, Beyond Therapy, we will explore some other possible venues to utilize our established skills beyond the traditional application of hippotherapy.   Explore with 3 of the AHA, Inc. Faculty some ways that they have added alternative horse/human connections to their work life.   In discussion, we may discover even more possibilities!

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 Lunch & Learn Series: "LET'S STRETCH AND LEARN"--Seated Yoga for Dynamic Equine Surface

Presenter: Amy Wallace MS OTR/l, CHT, HPCS

THIS ONE HOUR WEBINAR (including Q&A) WILL DISCUSS UTILIZING YOGA FOR PEDIATRIC CLIENTS WHILE INTEGRATING DYNAMIC EQUINE SURFACE TO ADDRESS NON-INTEGRATED PRIMITIVE REFLEXES, IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION AND SYMMETRICAL MOVEMENT, MINDFULNESS, DECREASE MALADAPTIVE HIGH ENERGY LEVEL AND INCREASE FOCUS, IMPROVED BREATHING TECHNIQUES,  INCREASE CONNECTION WITH EQUINE AND THEIR OWN BODIES IN SPACE.  

This Lunch & Learn Recording is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. 

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Lunch & Learn Series: How to Create Engaging Content For a Conference Proposal and Presentation

Presenter: Dr. Irina Fedulow Plante PT, DPT



Back to the Basics: Coding, Billing and Documenting Therapy Services

Presenter: Kelly Coney Pacious PT, DPT, HPCS 

This is a 60 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A. 

The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. members and $35 for non-members. 

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 Making the Most of Your Membership

Presenter: Adria Peterson, Assistant Executive Director

This Lunch & Learn was a 60 minute presentation.

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Completing the Treatment Circle - Effective Use of Equine Movement as a Therapy Tool

Presenter: Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS/CCC-SLP, HPCS, AHA Faculty
 

This Lunch & Learn was a 60 minute presentation followed by a 30 min Q&A. 

The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. members and $35 for non-members.

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Navigating AHA's New Research Platform to Enhance Your Practice 

Presenter: Irina Fedulow-Plante PT, DPT

This Lunch & Learn is a 50 min presentation followed by a brief Q&A.

This webinar is free for AHA, Inc. members and $10 for non-members. 

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Best Business Practice when Hippotherapy is Part of the Plan

Presenter: Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS/CCC-SLP, HPCS, AHA Faculty

This Lunch & Learn is a 75 minute recorded video presentation as well as a recorded Q&A.

The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. members and $35 for non-members.

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101: Therapy Interventions and Equine Movement

Presenter: Karen Gardner, OTR, MOT, HPCS, AHA Faculty

This webinar uses an expanded description of equine movement that affects the whole body. Based on this perspective, webinar has examples of skilled therapy interventions for some common patient imitations/impairments with specific uses of equine movement.

The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. members and $35 for non-members.

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The AHCB Credentialing Exam Process Demystified

This presentation is designed to educate AHA, Inc. members and other therapists regarding the AHCB and the certification exams, in order to foster interest in the certification process, and promote best practice.

The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. Members and $35 for non members. 

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